Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

Gloucester-region mortaria

Mortaria manufactured at or near Gloucester (Glos/GB) during 1st century AD with wide but thin distribution across southern Britain.

Fabric and technology

Hard, slightly rough fabric with irregular fracture; pale red-brown (7.5YR 7/6) fabric with a darker margins; fine inclusions of quartz sand and limestone set in micaceous, calcareous matrix; thin cream or white slip with clear or milky quartz trituration.

Forms

Mortaria, with bead and flange.

Stamps

Stamped diagonally across the flange; principal potter is A. Terrentius Ripanus.

Chronology

AD 55-90.

Source

South-west England, probably the Gloucester region.

Distribution

Rare, but scattered across western England and Wales, with outliers at London and Castleford.

Aliases

Usk mortarium fabric 22.

Bibliography

Hartley in Manning 1993, 392-3, 411, 422.

References

Manning 1993. Manning, W. H., The Roman pottery, Report on the excavations at Usk, 1965-1976, University of Wales Press [for] the Board of Celtic Studies of the University of Wales, Cardiff, (1993).

Distribution of Gloucester-region mortaria in Britain
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Gloucester-region mortaria
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